Paging Dr. Dalrymple

In my post, The UK’s Cultural Collapse I noted the appalling pictures taken by Polish Photographer Maciej Dakowitz in the capital of Wales, Cardiff, over a four year period, every Friday and Saturday night. His Website has more pictures. But every one of the factors Theodore Dalrymple’s Life at the Bottom: the Worldview That Makes the Underclass makes is present in the photographs. Every single one.

First, the inutterable sadness:


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Next, the horrific amounts of trash and the ever-present takeaway containers:


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Notice the obesity levels the Take-Away food produces:


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There is the aftermath of the fighting:


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The infidelity (notice the men’s wedding rings):


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Along with the drunken-ness of women and men past all caution:


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People in the pictures are laughing at the misfortune of the drunks. Meanwhile, people of middle age act like teenagers:


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Many doubted Dalrymple’s description of Hogarthian London as accurate. Despite the ample statistics to back up his first-hand accounts. Yet every single dysfunction, from stupid drunken-ness, to adults into middle age acting like College kids, to alarming obesity levels, to fighting, to infidelity, (note as well the attraction the “taken” men have for women), to the cruelty and sadness. No one looks like they are having a good time.

By contrast, these USC Fans look like they are having a good time.


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The same girls may be found here and in the second photo, it’s clear the one girl merely has on a strapless top (she is not naked). Fortunately, America is not yet the United Kingdom. In order for us to avoid that fate, we must therefore avoid: take-out food to excess, obesity, drunken-ness, fighting (over women, naturally) in the streets, stupid College-kid behavior by middle aged people, rampant infidelity, and above all the sadness that the empty Friday and Saturday nights bring.

Thank you Dr. Dalyrmple, for describing these maladies that afflict your nation. I hope we may avoid them, still.

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19 Responses to Paging Dr. Dalrymple

  1. zhombre says:

    The thought has also occurred to me lately: England is Fucked.

  2. Rollory says:

    I give the USA 20 years before we are, socially, at a similar point. I see nothing in the behavior of the younger generations that would tend toward avoiding it. The bad examples aren't distinctly visible enough yet.That's assuming other economic or political events don't intervene in the meantime to accelerate a general collapse.

  3. Anonymous says:

    I don't think this is a fair comparison. Yes, things are worst in Britain, but there are parts of the US that aren't much better. Yeah, there are plenty of gorgeous babes cheering at USC football games. But hang around the campus the night after one of those games, and you'll see plenty of debauchery. And you'll see much, much worse at schools with less to cheer about.

  4. Talleyrand says:

    It will be interesting to see if the United States sees what is becoming of Europe and takes it as a warning, or if it continues on its current path.I am reminded on 1984: "Only proles and animals are free."

  5. Ferdinand Bardamu says:

    I think what we're seeing here is England reverting to what it always has been – an uncivilized backwater. It was a frontier province during the Roman days, the last to be conquered and the first to be abandoned. It was a fifth-rate entity during the Middle Ages – how else do you think William of Normandy conquered it? Normandy conquering England would be the equivalent of New York state conquering Canada. It wasn't up until the Seven Years War that England became a nation of consequence, and as you mentioned in the other post, Whiskey, Britain's dominance during the Victorian period came because of the suppression of the Brits' inclinations to drink and screw all day. Now that their empire is gone and they've been reduced to a glorified American satrapy, England is returning to form.

  6. Kirk says:

    One thing about the US, is that you almost always need to drive to get to a bar. Surely, worrying about a DUI has got to have some mitigating effect on drunkeness.And when we fuck up, more than just a few trash cans get wrecked.

  7. Anonymous says:

    That's harsh, Ferdilizer. Britain has big tits and big nuts. No civilization can maintain order without a strong, proud culture, and while Britain may be ground zero for moral relativism it also has the greatest pro-white nationalist movement in all of Europe. The fact that they've hit rock bottom before the rest of us may turn out to be a blessing. There's a good chance that Britain will carry the torch for Anglo-Saxons in the 21st century.

  8. Nilk says:

    You can see scenes like that in Melbourne each weekend, if you follow the news reports and the tabloids. I gave up going out clubbing years ago, and I can't think of anything more disgusting than middle-aged people acting like flighty children. Parents have not only abrogated their responsibility to their families, they've also thrown away their morality.I'm going out to see a band in 2 weeks' time (how sad am I? I plan 5 weeks ahead to go out once a year or so! lol), and that will be in the centre of the City. It will be very interesting, as the venue is on Russell Street, which is a known hub for drug deals, and when I was working in town back in the 90s, the office overlooked that particular stretch of street. It was possible to count the deals going down at lunchtime.I'm sure it's much worse now. 20 years ago I went out on my own to dance the night away – and even get dreadfully drunk – but I never ever got to such a stage of complete disgrace. I love being middle-aged.

  9. ERM says:

    I'm not surprised it was a Pole taking these pictures. There's a great country. My skin crawls when I hear the Brits slagging on their Eastern European immigrant workers. Britain is just an unbelievable shithole. I wish the Slavs would, ahem, enslave the whole lot of them. As P.J. O'Rourke said, the English love to be spanked and it's just what they deserve.OK, /unhinged rant….By the way, Whiskey, have you ever seen the British teen drama "Skins"? I recommend you check it out if English cultural decay is your thing.

  10. Ovid says:

    " Britain has big tits…"Here here,anon.British birds are often put down for being ugly,even by British gents,but I find them to be very sexy.Guess it helps to be a "breast man." And as an Italian,I heartily return all the hatred and contempt hurled at my kind by Perfidious Albion.But fair is fair,Britain has some hot women.As for Dalrymple,read this:http://www.heretical.com/ofarrell/godsgift.html

  11. Ferdinand Bardamu says:

    Anonymous 9:59:"That's harsh, Ferdilizer."That's the funniest insult anyone's hurled at me so far. Well done."Britain has big tits and big nuts."You need more than balls and boobs to maintain a civilization."No civilization can maintain order without a strong, proud culture, and while Britain may be ground zero for moral relativism it also has the greatest pro-white nationalist movement in all of Europe."I presume you're referring to the BNP, a socialist party that can't even win a single seat in Parliament. If you're looking for a "pro-white nationalist movement," you should look to Italy, Belgium, or the Netherlands, not a country where the only nationalist party is almost powerless."The fact that they've hit rock bottom before the rest of us may turn out to be a blessing. There's a good chance that Britain will carry the torch for Anglo-Saxons in the 21st century."Whatever makes you feel good. Those of us in Realityland will remain skeptics.

  12. Matra says:

    I'm not surprised it was a Pole taking these pictures. There's a great country.If it's so great then why are so many doing menial work in the UK? My skin crawls when I hear the Brits slagging on their Eastern European immigrant workers.So you'd rather they welcome foreigners? I'd say they are too PC as it is.

  13. OldSouth says:

    These are pictures of unutterable sadness. The obesity is more troubling than the inebriation.But are they truly the whole story?On a recent visit to a small city in the UK, we did encounter some drunks in the shadow of the cathedral, but nothing on the magnitude portrayed by the Polish photographer. Our Welsh and UK friends don't mention this , either.Are there problems? Yes.Are things in a total state of disarray as portrayed here?I may be wrong, but I don't think so.

  14. Novaseeker says:

    It's kind of the centre of the rot in the Anglosphere, and unsurprisingly so, being the mother country.I think the future of the US is more like Brazil and less like England. White and Latino favelas, gated enclaves of the elite, and imported brainpower.

  15. patrick says:

    These pics are made in London? Well I knew this guy in nursing school. Had a thick Scottish accent, he told me that Glasgow had the highest rate of trauma in the entire UK. He said it was a combination of drugs, drink, and unemployment. I am sure the same could be said of Los Angeles, Detroit, Chicago, and now Laredo, and more border towns to come. I think that the estimate of 20 years is way too optimistic. There are already towns in Mexico where there are no honest public officials. They have been driven out by fear, killed for not going along with the drug gangs, or going along with the drug lords wishes as a way of staying alive. Reporters do not cover these stories out of fear. This is happening in a town called "New Laredo", and it is only a matter of time before the Army will once more have to go in to Mexico because of lawlessness. But this time it is going to be different. The drug gangs are now using training tactics from the army to run hit squads, to physically train their "soldiers" to follow orders, withstand the rigors of physical pain, and maneuvering like they do in the Army. The police are out gunned and out manned. The gangs are well funded and have no lack of talent to choose from. This is going to come to America, in some cities it is already here, the only thing lacking is discipline, when a gang can form itself around a discipline like that found in the military, with training to go with it, we will look at these pictures are remember with fondness the times when one could be drunk in public and be relatively safe.

  16. One objection: the British don't fight in the street over women, they fight over football and class-envy.

  17. Anonymous says:

    Sorry Whiskey but obesity in America is an order of magnitute higher than in the UK.

  18. Dreadnought says:

    I lived around this area while and this street pretty much is like this. Cardiff is a small city so this is *the* major drinking street.(stumbled across this blog from a link from a search for some article)

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